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this morning on "world news now" -- u.s. service members are killed in afghanistan as new protests. swept region. brazen assaults on americans are raise new england fears. it's monday, september 17th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning. hope you had a good weekend, sunny. >> it is. it's great. i'm here. next to you. >> yes. i have been asking for this moment to happen. >> girl power day. like ladies night, early morning. i'm sunny hostin in for rob nelson. we'll have the escalating
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mideast violence in a moment. and the next step in the chicago's teachers strike could be court. that's right. the union says no to returning to the classroom today. >> yeah, wednesday the very earliest that any students will be back in the classroom. >> unbelievable. i don't think anyone knew that would happen. >> they have ten months to figure this out. >> yes, yes. later the toddler left face to face with huge gorillas and put there by her father no less. why he says he did it. >> i don't like that. >> not funny. >> no, no, no. also ahead, we'll run down the winners and losers from week two of the nfl and see how we are doing with our picks. first this monday morning, a top militant leader in lebanon is calling for a series of anti-american protests in the country. >> this violence agast u.s. troops in afghanistan escalates. abc's lama hassan has more from cairo. >> reporter: in afghanistan, four u.s. service members were killed in another insider
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attack. afghanistan soldiers turning on american allies. >> members of the afghan police shot four service members. >> reporter: elsewhere in the country, outrage after a nay tomorrow air strike killed civilians. they shouted death to america and drove some of their bed to the provincial capital in protest. in pakistan, police used tear gas and water can ner cannon to protestors away from the consulate. we are learning more about what happened when the nato base was attacked by the taliban. they say they were targeting britain's prince harry who is stationed there. according to some reports, prince harry was quickly taken to safety. but the attackers destroyed or damaged 8 harrier jets worth $20 million each. and hitting three refueling stations and six aircraft hangars, two u.s. marines were killed. meanwhile the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says the attack on the american consulate
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in benghazi, libya, september 11th which killed the ambassador chris stevens and three other americans was not premeditated but that it escalated out of control. >> as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons than, evolved from there. >> reporter: that sharply contradicts libyan officials who say the attack was organized. lama hassan, abc news, cairo. the would-be teenage terrorist accused of trying to blow up a car bomb in downtown chicago appears in federal court today. fbi investigators say the teenager parked a jeep cherokee outside a bar friday night and walked away squeezing what he thought was the trigger. he was busted as part of an fbi sting. undercover agents say they gave him plenty of chances to abandon the plan. but say he was determined to go forward. president obama and
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republican hopeful mitt romney hit the campaign trail again today. after a week largely focused on the latest violence in the middle east. expect an uptick in the war of word over everything from trade with china to immigration, and of course, the economy. here is abc's karen travers. >> reporter: so far the economy has dominated the race for the white house. but last week, a rare detour in the foreign policy after the deadly attack in libya that left an american ambassador dead and the violent protests across the middle east. mitt romney slammed the obama administration's policies in the region. >> the world need american leadership, the middle east needs american leadership. >> reporter: the president told cbs news that romney's response to the unrest was flat out wrong. >> governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later. >> reporter: but a quiet weekend on the campaign trail. romney stopped by one of his grandson's soccer games outside boston. his only campaign event, a rally
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in colorado was canceled after a small plane crashed at the airport where he was scheduled to land. election day was over seven weeks away. was this weekend a wasted opportunity for romney, facing an increasingly challenging path to the white house. in the eight states that abc news lists as tossups, romney is behind in every single one of them. according to real clear politics, a website that averages all recent polling. the biggest battleground prizes, ohio, virginia, and florida. so it is no surprise that's exactly where president obama is campaigning this week. romney's schedule has then't been announced yet. he is trying to woo a key voting group with a speech to the hispanic chamber of commerce in los angeles. but he is facing an uphill battle. four years ago, president obama won 67% of the hispanic vote. in this year, polls are indicating he could do even better. karen travers, abc news, washington. i think what's fascinating though is that, the conversation has turned from the economy, now to foreign policy.
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and, you know, of course here everyone is still talking about the economy and the effect it had on sort of, the average american. but foreign policy is now also affecting the average american the we have all of our families, troops abroad. talking about before. sort of the green on blue, did i say that correctly? >> green on blue attacks. >> oil, everything. >> it is really important. i think it is going to be interesting to see the debates. how that is sort of going to shape up. i think we thought, economy, economy, economy. now, foreign policy, foreign policy, middle east. >> speaking of the debates. early voting is going to start in iowa and ohio. i believe in iowa it starts september 27th. in ohio, october, october 2nd in ohio. the day before the first presidential debate which is october 3rd in denver. first of three presidential debates. >> that is fascinating if i can't wait to see the debates. >> the economy, and foreign policy, things the president is
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vulnerable on, and thing that romney so far has not been able to really solidify his case either. >> yeah. six days and counting, chicago's teachers asking for more time as their strike grind into week two. teacher reps say they haven't had a chance to properly look over the city's offer. this morning, mayor rahm emanuel is turning to the courts. he plans to file an injunction to end what he calls "an illegal strike." the union says school won't reopen until wednesday at the earliest. >> well they're not happy with the agreement. they would look ike it to be a belter for us than it is. >> just as we have said this is a strike of choice. it has now become a delay of choice. >> evaluations and hiring back laid off teachers are still at the heart of this conflict. after sitting out a jewish holiday, the union will meet again tuesday. they need agreement from the 26,000 union members to get it passed. >> what's your sense, spent a
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lot of time in chicago, do you have a sense, a finger on the pulse over there, what are people feeling about this? >> i contacted a lot of my friend. the first week, the parents were siding with the teachers. i have friend that are teachers, the size of the classrooms, egregious, to think they would teach or communicate with the class of 30 or 35. but i think at this point parents are, okay, you had a roughly a year to get this deal done. get it done. because it doesn't seem like the, the students and the kids' best interests are at heart. >> very frustrating for folks. >> yes. not only affecting 350,000 students, affecting their families. and so very widespread. >> we'll be watching that one, that's for sure. occupy wall street demonstrators converge near the stock exchange to celebrate the movement's anniversary. the first year anniversary. a day before the actual one-year mark, hundreds of protestors gathered at washington square park right here in new york. the movement started as a protest of economic disparity.
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i will say i never quite understood the movement though. >> should we say happy birthday. not really? >> i think so. certainly. there was a message, there was a message. but i just feel the was so, squishy, i never really got it. >> yeah. that makes two of us. >> okay. >> here is your monday forecast. downpours and flooding will occupy the south, carolinas to tennessee, gulf coast, east texas. light rain in colorado and new mexico. chillien the plains and upper midwest. showers into the midwest. green bay, chicago, and st. louis. 70s from the central plains to new england. wet in the 80s from atlanta to dallas. and just shy of 100 degrees in fine tix. always hot there. >> tacoma, washington, granddad celebrated his 87th birthday skydiving with family members spanning four generations. what made monte montgomery's
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jump more special. this may be his last. >> he suffers from macular degeneration, is totally blind in his left eye. still monte says he got a great view of the horizon with his good eye as he plunged toward earth. he is confident he will still have enough vision left next spring when his first great, great grandchild is set to be born. >> if you have a lasting image of what earth looks like, great vantage point. >> got to tell you though, call me a chicken. i am not into jumping out of planes, and roller coasters. i don't like, ah, ah, ah, i'm not dead. actually alive. it was really scary, i'm still here. >> i'm with you. >> i like massages and wine. >> i like roller coasters. but i would look to be strapped into the roller coaster that is. >> i don't like it. coming up. our turn to monday morning quarterback. >> sit down wi jason page at espn new york radio for a recap of some of sunday's and weekend's best games. you are watching "world news
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when i smell that, i know fall is in the air. the fall collection from air wick and the national park foundation. something in the air wick. ♪ >> welcome back to "world news now," everybody. it is time to dig into week two of the nfl and dig into the wonderful nachos, as jason page accompanying us in the studio. thank you for coming back. >> good to be back. >> the only reason i come in is for the food. >> i will dig in now. i want to dig into the games. biggest upset had to be the cardinals going into foxboro beating the patriots. >> the cardinals -- two touchdown underdogs in the game today. what do you know, they hold the patriots without a touchdown throughout much of the game.
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kevin kolb, backup quarterback comes in. does yeoman's work. still the patriots have a chance late. and goes wide and gets a win for the cardinals. one of the most unlikely 2-0 teams in the league. >> shanks the 42-yarder. you thing the cardinals won 9 of 11 going back to last year, the most surprise ing 2-0 team. >> most surprising 2-0 team. >> giants, eli manning, and score 23 points first quarter. win over tampa bay. >> eli terrible in the first half. one gets a return for the touchdown. second half who is the guy. comes from behind. lead the giants late. they're able to hang on for dear life at the end. get a big victory. they needed the win in the worst way. if they start out 0-2. there is a good chance they dent make the playoffs.
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onto something like 20% of teams start out 0-2 make the post season. giant needed the win in a big way. >> saints, 0-2 the first time since 2007. probably the most disappointing 0-2 in the fell,000 fell now. >> they can't stop anybody. defensively they're a night mare. if you wanted to make an argument, hey, you need a head coach. one of the examples you. see how much they miss sean peyton with what is going on there. they can't stop anody. a case in point, carolina panthers able to do pretty much what they wanted. saints try to come from behind late. unable to do so. putting pressure on their offense. >> drew brees, a pretty good dream, 300 passing yard, performance for him. but the refs. talked about the refs last week. gave them a c minus. they were worse today. >> if the went terribly backward. they're becoming the punchline of the league the go across the board around the league right now. officiating was atrocious today. and eventually it will come done
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to players saying, these guys are going to get somebody hurt, they're not going to be pro tktive enough of the players, something is going to happen. then the players' association is going to jump up and say "all right we have to get the regular refs back here." >> d league, today, sunday before the saints' game, one of the refs, spotted on his facebook. saints fan. >> yanked before he got on the field. >> let's say this. roger goodell has to step up be a leader. commissioner of the league. this thing could start to impact games in a big way. heard joe flacco come plane about it. time for roger goodell to step up. >> be a man. >> get the officials in a room. and get this thing solved. >> all right. thank you, jason for coming in. you eat nachos each of will say go bears, they got obliterated. the results from this week's picks competition, choose between card, pats, ravens,
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eagles, bengals, niners. and with the big win by san francisco. rob nelson came in first this week. the commish along with all of you, all the nation were 2-2, make sure you log on to this friday to vote on the next round of featured games. on friday. go to hope to see you there. again, jason page. come on, have some meat will you? >> i don't want to chew in the microphone. >> celery, last week. have to make me look like the bad guy. i am going for it. bad guy. i am going for it. see hi, i'm jon secada. did you knknow that chroronc hepatitis c affects approxately one million hispanic americans? each story is different, but for at least 20 yearars my father never said how sick hehe was getti. he stayed silent, never talked over the options with his doctor. if he had, maybe i'd be siting him at home, instead of here.
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cause much controversy. but one posted on youtube the other day has some charging child abuse. >> yes, this shows a very little girl playing with a giant gorilla. take a look and see what you think about it. abc's john muller has the story. >> reporter: the video is shocking. an 1 month toddler alone, with a 300 pound gorilla. petting and playing with one of the world's largest primates. watches at gorilla picks the girl up and carries her as one of her own. the gorilla belongs to this man, who head a found dags that returned gorillas to the wild. the little girl is his daughter, tanzi. she is now grown up. the video shot 22 years ago being seen by the masses for the first time. >> basically all my life we have been nurturing a friendship with these animals. >> reporter: he is releasing the video to bring awareness to endangered gorillas and show their gentle nature. he was afraid before for fear of
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backlash. and with good reason. there was backlash in 2004 when crocodile hunter, steve irwin, hand fed a crocodile holding his son in his arms. gorillas are less violent than chimpanzees. attacks do happen. thank goodness for glass at this saint louis zoo. much worse when a 340-pound gorilla escaped in a dallas zoo in 2004, attacking a 3-year-old boy. >> i'm in the dallas zoo, there's a gorilla on the loose and going after people. the gorilla bit the boy and collapsed his lungs. luckily he lived. so did the little girl. the individually has tender moments. but does it go too far? john muller, abc news. >> yeah. at the end of the day as you said it best, it is an animal. >> a wild animal. i am not into it. i love animals. i have dogs, a bird now. >> a husband. a wild animal. >> a husband. i don't think you put your child. >> ever. >> anywhere near a gorilla, a
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chimpanzee, a wild animal, crocodile. ridiculous. >> father and daughter will be live on "good morning america" later this morning. stay tuned to hear the justificationen that one. >> that's right. >> we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] you can measure the growth of children
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all right, for all of you that are just about ready to get married, or, already married, ask yourself this question, did you have jitters or cold feet before you got married? >> no. >> not at all. >> no, i knew. i was already 30. >> so you knew. you were ready. >> i was an bold bird. >> study by ucla just released says, women with doubts, who got married anyway, were 2.5 times more likely to get divorced. if you have doubts it significantly increases your chances of splitsville. >> women'sen tuition. >> the study, suggests, among women 19% who reported prewedding doubts, were divorced
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four years later. hou the study author says not having a doubt isn't a sure thing the marriage is going to succeed either. >> all righty. >> okay. how about this. you know, people that watch the show know, i don't like to fly. i just think airplanes and airports are horrible places. but apparently, crash, a crash test now proves it is much safer to sit in the cheap seats like in the back. where lake tike the bathroom is. >> the lavatory. >> i will take the last row. they crashed a 727 passenger jet deliberately and they found that the, the dummies, crash dummies that were in the back were safer. >> interesting. >> who knew. i don't know if i am going down. i want to go down in style. i want my champagne, in first-class. >> you don't want to go down in a field of goats. which lead me to the next story. >> no, i don't. >> o'hare airport has an area outside the runway, fenced off,
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hard to mow, they're looking to bring in some goats. they want the goats to graze, munch on the grass and weeds, 100 acres. they're also bidding for a cogo herder. and this is not a joke. >> this is ridiculous, paula. >> atlanta's airport, san francisco airport have is nesh tinesh -- have is nsh tithe initiativ. it is capped at $100 t. >> not going to look good. it's not going to be like pretty. and like a lawnmower. like goat-eaten, chewed grass. >> you need a union. a goat union. especially in chicago. >> and who thought this was a good idea? >> i don't know. >> a goat-eaten grass. that's going to be pretty for chicago's airport. a really big airport, right? >> a huge airport. >> that's where you are from. that's your crew. >> that's not my crew.
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>> chicago. >> i didn't think of the goats. >> yeah.
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this morning on "world news now" -- it's being called unthinkable. taliban fighters disguides as americans possibly targeting a member of britain's royal family. >> the result, four american soldiers killed and tens of millions of dollars in damage to american aircraft. it's monday, september 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, i'm paula faris. >> i'm sunny hostin in for rob nelson. who is on assignment. >> ladies in the house. >> uh-oh. ♪ ladies night >> don't thing they're ready for all the estrogen. >> it's real girl power. >> it is.
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>> do we do this a lot on "world news now." >> i'm hap to be here. i miss rob. not as colden t ein the studio, roberto is not here. >> he likes it with an antarctica blast. >> we don't. fabulous. >> warm, cozy. >> i'll move over. >> well, down to some serious news. protests continue to spread throughout the middle east. we will have the detailsen just a moment. very serious stuff happening. first some of the other stories we'll follow this morning. this monday morning begins another week of uncertainty for hundreds of thousand of school children in the great silty of chicago. their teachers will continue to strike after a weekend of negotiations, falls flat. they're saying wednesday at the very earliest for the kids to get back in school. >> which is unbelievable. we know chicago has the third largest public education system. talking about 350,000 kids, with no school.
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unbelievable. >> the tryingle dotryingle -- t from that. >> single moms. just started your job. if you have a temp job. what do you do? >> you don't have a job any more. >> unfortunate. buckingham palace prepares to take on the paparazzi over the topless photos of duchess kate. the personal reason her husband prince william is so angry about the pictures. >> and forget the coffee this morning. i have mine here. we have some eye candy to whaak you up. lady morning here. share the story of a guy some women say is the hottest man on the planet. keep the video rolling. >> i hadn't seen him. i wanted to see him along with the viewers. tilt down a little bit. there we go. yeah, nice 23-year-old. little too young for us. >> kind of young the i've don't fancy myself a cougar. there will be women my age that will be hot after him. not me. >> we are happy with our men.
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>> yes, very. >> first up this monday morning. the military top general speaking out against the attacks on americans in afghanistan. general martin dempsey says rogue afghan police and soldiers are a serious threat to the war effort. >> four american soldiers were killed by afghan police at a security checkpoint and comes as we learn new details about an earlier taliban attack. abc's correspondent reports from kabul. >> reporter: it is supposed to be one of the safest bases in the country, so fortified no one could ever breach it. friday night the unthinkable happened. 15 taliban fighters wearing american uniforms blew a hole through the outer wall. storming inside with automatic rifles, suicide vests and grenade launchers. >> the taliban were able to execute this attack in a quite professional manner. they were able to do reconnaissan reconnaissance, posing as farmers and watching how marines worked on base, where they worked. >> reporter: all coalition bases in afghanistan have several lines of defense.
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the taliban were able to breach almost all of them and nearly hit their target. that target, the airfield at the camp where prince harry is stationed. according to reports the prince was whisked away to a safer location the moment the attack happened. insurgents went on to destroy or damage eight harrier jets worth $20 million each. three refueling stations, and six aircraft hangars. the last attack where so many u.s. aircraft were destroyed at once more than 40 years ago during the vietnam war. >> this was a very deliberate, well-planned, well-executed attack by the taliban that created chaos and mayhem on a base that should have been more secure and that should not have happened. >> reporter: in another incident that is causing tension here, nato confirmed that an air strike has led to afghan civilian casualties including women and children. this is really just becoming
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something, all too often, all too unfortunate. third attack on coalition forces in three days. >> unbelievable. so far this year we have 51 coalition troops have been killed by afghan service members. at least 12 attacks in august. leaving 15 dead. just escalating and escalating. and, you know we are supposed to be pulling out of afghanistan. >> very soon, completely, altogether by 2014. >> that's right. >> we'll see. as was mentioned this is the very same base where prince harry is stationed. some believe he may have been the target. abc's martha raddatz reports an unusual situation for the member of the royal family. >> reporter: the last time prince harry was deployed in 2008 it was done in secret. when it leaked he went back to britain early he did not want his presence to endanger others. a forward air controller then, a job on the ground. this time i think the british probably announced it because he
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is an attack helicopter pilot. they felt prince harry would be in a much safer position, not out among potential enemies, but up in the air. i don't think they even imagined an attack on the airfield itself. this has got to be making them rethink this and prince harry too, i doubt he would want anyone to be in a more dangerous position because of his presence. and the fact that a small group of insurgents could make it that far, that deep, on to a secure air base where thousand of u.s. marines are is truly extraordinary. martha raddatz. abc news, washington. >> you know what i have been wondering i will say it out loud. it is interesting to me that, ended up in afghanistan, after the vegas party pictures. >> yes. >> they just -- squirreled him away immediately. i just keep on wondering if that was a direct result of that scandal. >> you wonder. >> i haven't thought about that. >> yeah. at some point, too, this is now
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endangering the lives of everybody else. >> others. so was this a, you know, the palace saying, you know what you need to get back to business. send you to afghanistan. he's been there before. right. he's, certainly -- capable of, of fighting and being there. but was this a result of vegas and now all of a sudden other people are in danger. >> real quick, according to the brit, newspaper, harry grabbed a pistol and was ready to fight before he was whisked. >> heap is ready. he is ready. no question. i like harry. >> you do. i do too. two of us. moving along. u.s. officials may be backing away from the idea that terrorists replanned the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. susan rice says so far there is no evidence indicating a premeditated strike. it appears clusters of extremists hijacked the spontaneous protest and contradicts libyan leaders who insists outsiders preplanned the attack and chose september 11th.
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the chicago teenager accused of trying to blow up a car bomb near a popular downtown bar appears in federal court today. fbi investigators say he parked a jeep cherokee outside the bar friday night, then walked away, squeezing what he blaefd elievee the trigger. turned out the bomb was a fake supplied by the fbi and he was arrested as part of a sting. another story out of chicago. the teachers dragging into a second week, even after a tentative contract that seemed look a sure thing. the union delegates told leaders they needed more time to review the deal. and rahm emanuel is threatening to file a lawsuit to force teachers back to work. the union sayses when day is the earliest schools could reopen. >> the key is on tuesday we will be coming back to determine whether or not they will suspend the streak.
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>> there is no reason why our kids cannot be in school while the union reviews the agreement. >> both side have been at odds, mainly over teacher evaluations and job security. the union president said last night the teachers are not happy with the agreement. well, grim news for hockey fans. day two of the player lockout with the two side miles apart. and no talks scheduled. the main issue of course is money. how should owners and players divide up a revenue pot of $3.3 billion. the standoff is likely to last months and, some players are already bailing. signing to play with other leagues. >> this could be devastating for the nhl. had a lockout less than ten years ago. >> yeah. >> not good for the sport. let's help they can get it done. >> big enough pot. $3.3 billion. >> big pot. >> i can figure out a way to spend it. divvy it up. >> get on with the union. and this from china is not for those afraid of heights.
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a chinese tightrope walker two apprentices, setting guinness world record for walking the wire, yeah, at the same time. >> running. >> they were about 1,100 feet, off the ground. over a canyon. walking without a harness or any protective measures. and to pass each other. one had to lay down on the wire, as the other stepped over. yeah, that's right. >> not having it. >> no, no. >> not going to happen. >> i don't like it. >> coming up. >> coming up. a few years above the legal drinking age. this guy is at the top of his game. we will introduce you to a man who is within of the hottest, ooh, models on the planet. >> first, they prepare to do battle, the royals prepare to fight the paparazzi over the topless photos of kate. ♪ the pictures are all i can
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with my pictures of you ♪ >> the royal palace isn't happy about these kind of pictures. they didn't want, didn't make a fuss about the naked pictures of prince harry the today they are going to the mat over the topless pictures of prince william's wife, kate. >> that's right. today the palace will file a criminal come plant against the photographer who took them. abc's bob woodruff is traveling with will and kate in the south pacific. >> reporter: the royal couple waved greetings to the people of the solomon island from a truck decorated as a war canoe. their legal battle against the tabloid just beginning back home. though the islands are isolated the people here know all about it. are people here talking about the scandal? >> it's on the streets. it's on the streets. >> reporter: it is. >> yes. >> reporter: everybody things this is extremely -- >> extremely unfair. >> reporter: the scandal erupted friday when the topless pictures of kate appeared in a french
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magazine. the palace quickly announced it would sue. but another blow, this time a newspaper in ireland which printed the pictures again. so the palace fired back. there can be no moteaegs for this action the palace stated other than greed. now in an italian magazine is expected to publish a 26-page feature hinting at even more intimate photos of kate. >> seems like it will be too late to stop that, three publications have printed the pictures. who nose, the question is will there be more. >> reporter: william's anger is apparently stirring. reports in london says he wants to testify against the accused if there is a trial and send them to jail. his dislike of the paparazzi has been evident since his mother princess diana was killed 15 years ago with cameras in pursuit. >> he made no secret it is his number one concern to protect kate and make sure she doesn't suffer a similar fate. he will do everything he can.
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>> reporter: now this legal battle will be heading toward the court in france, perhaps other countries down the road as the royal palace put it they're kidding all proportionate responses. bob woodruff, abc news, solomon islands. >> i am all for freedom of the press and freedom of speech. i think they went too far. >> they did. >> you invade some one's privacy. yes she is topless. she is with her husband. and the future queen of england. and back behind. >> on private property. >> in france where privacy laws are steep. >> only a fine. basically. you get fined for it. got to tell you. i did look at the pictures, researching, for this story. >> all research. >> she looks good. at least she looks great. filled with jealousy when i saw her body. i was like i am two kids in. i don't look like that. wow. >> yeah, doesn't have a bad side. >> looks great. >> okay. still ahead, is it hot in here or just me this morning. actually the ac is turned on.
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♪ ♪ >> oh. good song. well, abc meteorologist ginger zee has a unique perspective on heat. who better, who better to report on the hottest man in the world. >> sss. you may know his name. but you may not know his name rather, but you have seen him before in a billboard on magazine. he is sean o'pry and ginger got to know the man behind the image. >> reporter: he can almost be mistaken for a mere more tatal.
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under the backward baseball cap, you catch the eyes, cheek bones and within minutes the sweet southern boy, transforms into sean o'pry. he has vamped for vogue, versace, and hugo boss. six campaigns with gap alone. his perfect bod is a regular on catwalks and covers around the globe. he has even been featured in a madonna music video. ranked number one on, sean is at the top of his game. from shoot to shoot, run way to run way, his diamond status on delta is earned. sean flies well over 200,000 miles each year. a far cry from the november day back in 2006 when he took his first flight to new york city. sean grew up in smalltown georgia. the middle child, a quarterback, self described troublemaker. his moment of discovery, a judge from america's next top model found him on myspace.
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>> there is this guy, i guess, creeping on myspace. they stumble across my prom pictures. days later signed with vmi model management. >> let's look through your book. >> you can look through my book. >> reporter: within weeks the 17 clear old from the peach state was on his own in the big am. >> up in new york. exclusive for calvin a week later. a whirlwind. very lucky. >> reporter: a hectic life for the striking blues and pillowy lips. sean hasn't been in one place more than two weeks since his career took off. a glamorous career earning millions at just 23. he seems to have it all. but the georgia native says there is a lot more to life. >> do you feel look you are missing out on anything? >> yeah, reality. i have been very, very blessed by the way everything happened. end of the day. i can't wait to go back. this is just a chapter that we'll see what happens with. >> high five. >> he's not ugly. >> he's not. easy on the eyes. apparently maybe smart.
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just 3 easy steps for beautifully clean carpets. it removes 3 times more dirt than vacuuming alone. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. . >> welcome back, everybody. time now for "insomniac theater." 3 d movies have the edge at the box office this weekend. >> yes, topping the list the fifth movie in the horror video game franchise, resident evil retribution. our digital news assistant amanda vanallen ventured out to see it. what did you think? >> for all of us who love action movies, who love 3 d movies. >> i do. >> love thrillers.
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this was a great movie. so if you are all into, stuff flying at your face, and ducking for cover, actually, a couple times in the theater not going to lie. and i screamed. i screamed. i was look, ah! so it was really good for that. i have to say, i was a little upset because there wasn't enough plot to it. okay. yes. >> it is resident evil. >> and, it was -- you know, another one of those, alien movies where you don't really know exactly what is going on. they deidn't do a great job of explaining it. and i was a little upset because this movie just set us up for the next movie. it doesn't matter. >> boris is in it. doesn't matter the plot. >> speaking from the woman who saw "possession" over the weekend. >> excellent. i'll give my review another time. >> let's listen to what some of our movie-goers had to say. >> special effects were valley
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good. i mean, it's "resident evil" and milla jocavich. >> i don't know about the story line. >> it is almost perfect. >> they shot the whole thing in 3 d. really like an excuse to just have fake hallways and entire sets, everything is fake. it was just, nothing was really authentic. >> ooh. >> he wasn't happy. he was very disappointed with the movie. >> how many? >> 3 1/2 out of four stars. >> a lot of stars. >> it is a lot of stars. it was a lot of fun. i had a great time. didn't like the fact that they wasted my time to set me up to see another movie. >> you will go, right? >> i probably will go. i won't lie. >> and the franchise. >> estrogen hour.
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this morning o this morning on "world news now" -- chicago standoff. teachers now say they will not be back today as their strike enters its second week. the mayor is furious and threatening to take the union to court. it's monday, september 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning. i'm sunny hostin. rob is on assignment. >> chatty kathy today. >> girl power. >> what's better than one girl? two. >> so happy to be here.
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>> they haven't let us do this before. i don't think they will let us after tonight. >> i hope so. the latest from chicago in a moment. what looked like a done deal has fallen through. also, ahead, four american service members are killed in the latest insider attack in afghanistan. the spiraling violence prompts new words of warning from the top u.s. military general. i think this is the third green on blue in the last eight days. >> just unbelievable. since august, really, we have seen this escalation. so, something to, that we'll be following. also, check this out. look who can't drive 55. cops. that's right. police officers, caught on tape, careening down the road. not in pursuit, not part of their job, but putting other people in danger. unbelievable story we're going to have coming up. later a quick-thinking 3-year-old that is being hailed as a hero. how he came to the rescue this precious little guy to help save another life. >> i love that. a smart 3-year-old. >> 3-year-old. >> you have a 3-year-old. >> i do.
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>> interesting stuff. >> not sure he would react the same. but -- >> don't know if mine would have done that either. it's a wonderful story. >> yes. we begin with that bitter standoff in chicago. striking teachers refuse to return to the classroom for at least two more days. >> mayor rahm emanuel declared the strike illegal and is ready to take the fight to court hoping to immediately force teachers to get back to school. here is sarah shulte of our chicago station. >> reporter: they need more time. that's what the chicago teachers unions house of delegates say about voting on 180-page written contract they were just given. >> we really need to take what was -- what was given to us today, back to our membership to give our membership a fair chance to also make a decision. >> reporter: so until then, the strike continues. the school board says there is no reason why kids can't be back in school while teachers review the deal. >> just as we have said that this is a strike of choice, it has now become a delay of choice.
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our kids cannot be used as pawns in internal union disagreements. >> reporter: ctu president carol lewis says her members don't trust the school board. the teachers are mulling over a 3-year deal that gives them raises each year. lewis says the issue of teacher evaluations and hiring back laid off teachers that remain sticking points. >> you have a population of people who are frightened of never being able to work for no fault of their own. they just don't have the trust. >> reporter: lewis says her members are worried about future school closings. a member of the ctu says maybe close to 200. the tentative contract calls for one half of all new hires to come from the laid off pool. it also allows teachers to follow their students to other schools if their school is subject to school action. >> this is the deal we got. okay. this is not a good deal by any stretch of the imagination. not to what our members are
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compared to having. >> well, you know, interesting something that i learned, apparently the mayor, mayor rahm emanuel, he wanted to lengthen the public school day and the year and he did that without sort of consulting with the union. apparently the union came back with a request for a 30% raise. and i think that's, sort of where the butting heads started. >> then they wound up getting the 3% raise. and incrementally, 2% a year after that. >> exactly. >> but, mayor rahm emanuel is saying, of course, he says he will file the injunction and claim leadership is illegal on two grounds. which i wanted to ask you about. which issues deemed by state law, nonstrikable and that it endangers the health and safety of our children. does he have a leg to stand on? >> put my legal hat on. no. he has to try for that. i'm sure he feels he is being bullied. what better place to play it out go in court and ask for injunction. i don't -- good luck with that. i don't think that is going to work. hopefully he won't need the injunction. hopefully by wednesday the kids
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will be back in school. >> let's hope. wednesday at the earliest. has to be approved by 26,000 union members. >> that's right. overseas to afghanistan, where there has been another deadly attack on u.s. troops by afghan security forces. four american soldiers killed by an afghan police officer at a check point yesterday. the military's top general says these kind of attacks are a serious threat to the war effort. general martin dempsey says the afghan government needs to take the problems as seriously as do u.s. and nato commanders. we are learning details about an earlier attack on an air base where prince harry was stationed. 15 taliban fighters wearing american uniforms blew a hole through the outer wall, stormed inside with automatic rifles, grenade launchers and suicide vests. some have speculated the prince was the target of attack. he has been sent to a safer location. anti-american protests could escalate today now that a
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hezbollah leader has called for demonstrations in lebanon. in pakistan, hundreds of froesors -- protestors broke through barricades in karachi yesterday. one demonstrator was killed, dozens were hurt in battles with police. as for last week's dead le attack on the consulate in libya, the ambassador to the u.n. says there is no evidence it was premeditated. >> as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say by, some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons, than, evolved from there. >> of course, all of the attacks and protests have been spurred by that anti-islam american-made movie. >> 30 countries were protesting. at one time or another over the weekend. moving along, a clean-cut former green beret and doctor at the center of so-called "fatal vision" case is getting a new chance to prove his innocence. >> remember that case. jeffrey macdonald heading back to court today, 42 years after
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he was accused of the brutal murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. more from abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it was a gruesome crime, that gripped the country. >> one of the nation's most controversial murder cases. >> reporter: a pregnant mother, her two daughters, stabbed repeatedly and beaten to death at fort bragg. >> i did not murder my wife. i did not murder my children. >> reporter: but green beret and medical doctor, jeffrey macdonald was convicted of killing his family which led to a best-selling book "fatal vision" and tv mini-seri. >> captain jeffrey mcdonald, green beret doctor here on the base. >> reporter: the killings came months after the manson murders in california. macdonald always claimed the case was similar -- hippies, three men, woman, coming into his house murdering his family. all these years later, oscar winning documentarian, earl morris' book about the case has raised new questions. >> no one has really established
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a strong case against him. i myself see no evidence which links him to the crime. >> reporter: macdonald gets another chance in court, asking that witness statements and hairs found in the house that don't match the family, be admitted as evidence. dna testing didn't exist when he was on trial. >> at the time there were so many inconsistencies. it is newly discovered dna evidence that casts another light. >> reporter: will it change his conviction of 33 years ago? >> i'm sitting in prison. i'm wrongfully convicted. >> reporter: these hearings in front of a federal judge could take a couple weeks and it will be up to the judge to decide whether after all this time, macdonald gets a new trial. david kerley, abc news, washington. i remember watching that movie. i remember this case. and what bothered me, or still bothers me about it coming from the perspective of being a prosecutor, you usually look at motive. you don't have to prove that in
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court. i always wonder, what would cause a, a very high functioning man, went to princeton, doctor, green beret, two young daughters, by all accounts. pregnant wife. loved his family why would he do something look that. that's what has been missing for me with this case. why? >> seems unconscionable. if you remember, he was released. 1980. the u.s. supreme court overturned the decision and he had to go back to jail. >> and he always maintained his innocence from the get-go. that's unusual also. going up for parole. why not say sorry i did it. to get out. he hasn't done it. >> a look at your weather. a wet day for much of the south. heavy rain from atlanta all the way south. and looks like it is 80 in charlotte. and a little cooler, fall-like temperatures in, the northeast. >> yes. cold blast from fargo to the twin cities. showers in the colorado rockies. 80s from albuquerque to miami. mostly 70s in the northeast. and midwest. and just 50s from minneapolis to fargo.
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>> i like crunchy cereal. don't like it mushy. >> crunchier, mushier. like a speed thing. i don't know, right? >> more random stuff coming up in "the skinny." talk about drama. "american idol" reveals the new panel. >> but first, a high-speed chase involving a police officer is nothing new. only this time the one being chased, was also, uh-huh, wearing a badge. you are watching "world news now." ♪ breaking the law ♪ breaking the law . >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by cancer treatment centers of america. w" weather brought to you by cancer treatment centers of america.
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so what do you think when you see a police car barreling down the highway? probably, that it was on its way to an emergency scene or crime scene, correct? >> absolutely. and well, however, an alarming number of cases the officers
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aren't out enforcing the law, they're breaking it. abc's john schifrin has the story. >> reporter: high-speed chases are nothing new, this one in miami grabbed headlines because the man behind the wheel of the squad car going 120 miles an hour is an off-duty officer heading to his second job. he is about to get busted. >> put your hand up! >> reporter: at gun point, florida highway patrol, arrested miami police officer fausto lopez for speeding. but after this video went viral, authorities investigated and found lopez was a habitual offender. last week, he was fired and charged with reckless driving. this kind of abuse of power may be parodied in movies look "super bad" but more common than you think. the two off duty officers in this car were fired after luring a fellow officer into a high-speed chase. laughing hysterically claiming
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it was all a prank. in miami, two officers were relieved of duty after careening down a sandy stretch on miami beach even going airborne. >> it is a serious problem. speed kills. it doesn't differentiate between a citizen or you are a police officer. >> reporter: with that risk to public safety we have seen more americans demanding action. those videos are going viral and the public outrage is forcing law enforcement to punish these officers. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >> well, up next, what is it with amanda bynes and cops these days? >> i know. i don't know. >> another day, another arrest. the details up next in "the skinny." you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> and now it's time for "the skinny." my favorite part of the show. ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> and now it's time for "the skinny." my favorite part of the show. basically. "american idol," i am such a fan. i not only watch the show, i also vote, repeatedly depending on who i am really into. >> 10, 15 times. >> "american idol," the judges
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have been announced. we have nicki minaj, randy jackson is back for more. he is holding on, mariah carey, and keith urban. so, four. >> love keith urban. >> i love keith urban. four judges instead of three. bound to be interesting. we know that mariah carey, and randy jackson are friend. they've worked together. apparently, mariah carey and nicki minaj, don't like each other. it's going to be very interesting. going to mix it up. >> like the balance of genre. country, little rap. >> absolutely. >> little hip-hop. >> exactly. >> it's going to be wonderful. i am really actually interested in nicki minaj. what she adds to it. kind of a new kid on the block. right, 29 years old. and kind of a hip-hop/pop goddess. >> she likes to push the envelope. we'll see. >> superstar. >> hot pink bikinis. >> she can. >> she can pull it off. >> yeah. >> all right, amanda bynes in a
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built of -- bit of a bind. sunday morning, she was pulled over by police. they realized that her car, that she actually had been driving under suspended license. they impounded the vehicle as you can see. photo by tmz. and gave her a misdemeanor, driving on suspended license. pulled over september 9th. last week, they didn't issue her a citation. and there are pictures now, thinking she has some sort of mental illness. sources say she is, she is suffering from -- from displayed signs of mental illness. went to a gym last week looking dazed and talking to herself. apparently asking and answering her own questions. >> using some kind of pipe in the picture. >> yes, crack pipe. >> pot, booze, and a pipe. >> yeah. >> and a car. >> drugs and a car. >> i hope she gets the help she needs. she need some help. >> clear cry for help there. >> clearly. >> eva longoria. >> yes. a nice change in intonation there.
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>> she confirmed she is dating jets' quarterback, mark sanchez. now mark is 25. and she is 37. >> my age. >> yeah. >> very, very interesting. i think she should stay away from the athletes. >> she loves the athletes. >> didn't have a great time with the last one, right, tony parker. >> no. >> not a good relationship. didn't he cheat on her or something? >> yeah. >> mark is cute. >> cutie-pie. apparently loves the lady. >> yes. she loves him, obviously. >> cute couple. they will make cute babies. >> i like it. i like it. >> moving along, chris brown, his new album is coming out. >> uh-uh. >> in the uk, at least, one record store, the mega store, uk campaigners are slapping his album with the warning "this man beats women." they just want purchasers to think before they buy. think about his violent past. >> i haven't been able to get past it. i will be honest.
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i like his latest song "don't wake me up." can't get past the rihanna beating. >> some issues there. now the tattoo. >> yes, can't do it. ♪ don't wake me up it. ♪ don't cawake me up ♪ the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too.
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into your wash along with one of these fine gain detergents. will it do the trick? [ scoffs ] please. ♪ baby you're amazing ♪ i want to let you >> finally this monday morning, this little guy that you are about to meet is just absolutely going to steal your heart, just rip it out of your chest. he is jt 3 years old. but he is also a lifesaver. >> when his aunt had a seizure he had the smarts and the courage to get her the help she needed. chad purdelli of our station in philadelphia has the incredible story. >> reporter: total strangers exchanged hugs and kisses of joy brought together by the heroics of this boy, 3-year-old tyrone copeland, who may have saved his aunt's life. >> her got hurt.
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and took her to the hospital. >> i am very happy and very appreciative for what he did. >> reporter: little tyrone and his aunt were at this playground in speakman park when she began to have a seizure. she was going in and out of consciousness, but tyrone didn't act like your typical 3-year-old instead he ran across the park, across east 28th street and was able to communicate to two complete strangers that his nene as he calls her needed help. >> he is just amazing. he knew his name. he knew his address. he told us concisely what was wrong and where to go. >> reporter: paula and gina were outside when tyrone came running up crying. as the pint-sized hero recalls it. he said -- >> tell them, hurry, help. >> reporter: but they said, tyrone said much more. >> his exact word were -- he said, she was laying there and she had a seizure and her mouth was closed. and she didn't open her eyes.
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he said she wasn't moving. >> reporter: the women ran to the park and found her, who suffered seizures in the past. paramedics arrived within minutes and took her to a local hospital. this precocious boy had saved the day. >> i didn't know that he would be able to do that. >> any other person probably wouldn't have done that. and for his age, i am very thankful. >> that is remarkable. at 3. >> he was able to express what was going on. when the paramedics arrived to express what was going on with her. >> tell people to call 911. i mean, either he is brilliant, or, he has had brilliant parents as well. that prepared him. >> parents have to instill that in him. tell him, i don't think my son knows what 911 is. other than dialing too much, accidentally calling them. >> exactly. remarkable. >> all right, well that is the news for this half-hour. don't miss our updates on facebook at >> at twitter -- @abcwnn. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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